Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Writing on Sanitary Napkin

i understand it all too well
just like sanitary napkin

padded in white
akin to being virginal
clean, crisp, concise
hiding secrets dark and awkward

smothered with perfume
akin to sounding fresh, insightful
to elicit nods and claps
masking foul realities with theory

packaged to conceal
akin to being delicate
to maintain poise and stature
obscuring truth from sight

Sanitized
To contain the bleeding
To ignore the stench
To downplay the unbeautiful
What an injustice to writing

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